crankcase
noun Date: circa 1878 the housing of a crankshaft

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  • crankcase — [kraŋk′kās΄] n. the metal casing that encloses the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine: see OIL PAN …   English World dictionary

  • Crankcase — For other uses, see Crankcase (disambiguation). De Dion Bouton engine from about 1905, in which can clearly be seen a discrete crankcase with upper and lower halves (each a casting), with the bottom half constituting both part of the main bearing …   Wikipedia

  • crankcase — The lower part of the engine that surrounds the crankshaft. It contains the crankshaft, pistoncylinders, connecting rods and other moving parts of the engine. As well, in non air cooled engines, it has a number of internal passages for the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • crankcase — The housing that encloses the crankshaft, camshaft, and many accessory drive gears of a reciprocating engine. The cylinders mount on the crankcase. The engine is attached to the airframe with the crankcase …   Aviation dictionary

  • crankcase — karteris statusas T sritis Energetika apibrėžtis Dėžės formos nejudama mašinos ar mechanizmo, vidaus degimo variklio, pavaros dalis, atstojanti dangtį ar atramą. Apatinė karterio dalis gali būti alyvos ar kito skysčio talpykla. atitikmenys: angl …   Aiškinamasis šiluminės ir branduolinės technikos terminų žodynas

  • crankcase — /krangk kays /, n. (in an internal combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts. [1875 80; CRANK1 + CASE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • crankcase — noun the part of an engine that contains the crankshaft …   Wiktionary

  • crankcase — noun a case or covering enclosing a crankshaft …   English new terms dictionary

  • crankcase — crank•case [[t]ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs[/t]] n. aum the housing enclosing a crankshaft • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

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